Carll Cneut

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Carll Cneut
Carll Cneut - Lucca Comics and Games 2011.jpg
Carll Cneut (2011)
Born (1969-01-08) 8 January 1969 (age 50)
Roeselare, Belgium

Carll Cneut (8 January 1969) is a Flemish illustrator. He has illustrated many books by Dutch and Flemish authors and he has received numerous awards for his work.

Early life[edit]

Cneut studied graphic design at the Sint-Lucas School in Ghent, Belgium.[1]


Cneut made his debut with his illustrations in the poetry collection Varkentjes van marsepein written by Geert De Kockere.[1]

He won the Boekenpauw award twice: in 2000 for illustrating the book Willy written by Geert De Kockere and in 2004 for illustrating the book Mijnheer Ferdinand written by Agnes Guldemont.[1][2][3]

In 2002 he published the book Het ongelooflijke liefdesverhaal van Heer Morf which he wrote as well as illustrated. In 2003 he won the Eselsohr award, the Zilveren Penseel and the Prix d'Illustration Jeunesse for this book. At the Biennial of Illustration Bratislava he won a Golden Plaque in 2003 for the illustrations this book as well as the illustrations in the book Mijnheer Ferdinand, written by Agnes Guldemont.[3] He also won this award in 2005 for the book Dulle Griet.[3]

In 2009 he won the Woutertje Pieterse Prijs together with Peter Verhelst for the book Het geheim van de keel van de nachtegaal, an adaptation of The Nightingale by Hans Christian Andersen.[4] He also received the Boekenpluim award for this book.[5] Verhelst won the Gouden Griffel award for this book as well as a Boekenwelp.[5]

In 2015 he won the Boekenpluim award for illustrating the book De gouden kooi written by Anna Castagnoli.[6]

Cneut has illustrated books by many authors over the years, including Edward van de Vendel, Ed Franck, Carl Norac and Brigitte Minne.[1] He has also created illustrations for The New York Times.[1] Much of his work has been published by De Eenhoorn.



  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Leysen, Annemie. "Boeken die nooit uit zijn - De commedia dell'arte van Carll Cneut" (in Dutch). Ons Erfdeel. Jaargang 52. Archived from the original on 6 May 2019. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  2. ^ a b c de Schepper, Ria. "Carll Cneut" (in Dutch). Lexicon van de jeugdliteratuur (1982 - 2014) - Digital Library for Dutch Literature. Archived from the original on 5 May 2019. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Carll Cneut" (in Dutch). Vlaanderen. Jaargang 53. Archived from the original on 6 May 2019. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Woutertje Pieterse Prijs 2009" (in Dutch). Archived from the original on 16 January 2019. Retrieved 16 January 2019.
  5. ^ a b c d e van der Pennen, Wilma. "De Woutertje Pieterse Prijs-winnaars en de pers - Reacties op Het geheim van de keel van de nachtegaal" (in Dutch). Literatuur zonder leeftijd. Jaargang 23. Archived from the original on 6 May 2019. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  6. ^ a b "De Cock en Godon winnen Boekenleeuw en Boekenpauw 2015" (in Dutch). Vlaams Fonds voor de Letteren. 30 March 2015. Archived from the original on 7 May 2019. Retrieved 7 May 2019.

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